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Bobby Lee Blanton

LAWNDALE — Mr. Bobby Lee Blanton, 68, of 136 E. Stage-coach Trail, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home.

He was born in Cleveland County on Nov. 3, 1935. He was a retired supervisor of samples at Impact Furniture and a member of Blessed Way Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on the Finance Committee.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlene Self Blanton and his parents, the Rev. William “Bill” and Vangie Lee Crotts Blanton.

He is survived by his second wife, Christine Ashley Blanton of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Pat Blanton of Casar; a daughter and husband, Carolyn Blanton Poston and Michael of Casar; a stepson, Phillip Wright of Lawndale; three brothers, the Rev. Wayne Blanton of Newton, Jack Blanton of Connelly Springs and Jerry Blanton of Kings Mountain; three sisters, Betty Huffman of Connelly Springs, Hazel Harmon of Kings Mountain and Nadine Turner of Kings Mountain; a brother-in-law, Dean Ashley of Lawndale; and four grandchildren, Jonathon and Justin Blanton and Joseph and Brandon Poston, all of Casar.

The funeral will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Blessed Way Baptist Church, with the Revs. Tommy Cook, Wayne Blanton and Landon Rice officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1526, Lincolnton, NC 28092.